Switching to a sustainable toothpaste may take a little more effort than simply changing toothbrushes, but none of these options will drastically change your dental routine. I, personally, love tablets, but chewing on toothpaste may not be the best option for everyone. You should, of course, consult a dental professional with any questions and to make sure your teeth are getting proper attention.
When it comes to zero waste toothpaste, tablets are hands down my favorite. There is no gel or liquid, which means they are travel friendly and don't make a mess like traditional toothpaste. All you do is pop the tablet it in your mouth and chew until foamy, then you're ready to brush!
Bite toothpaste bits
Bite Toothpaste Bits are my first choice for toothpaste tablets for multiple reasons. The flavors, Fresh Mint, Berry Twist, and Mint Charcoal, all taste great. These bits come in a recyclable glass jar with an aluminum lid and refills come in a backyard compostable baggie. Bite bits are made from all natural ingredients and do not contain toxins like triclosan and fluoride. And to top it off, Bite is vegan, meaning their products don't contain animal products, and cruelty-free, meaning they don't test products on animals. Bite Bits are $30 for 258 tablets if you have a subscription.
Georganics tooth tablets
Georganics Tooth Tablets come in four flavors: English Peppermint, Spearmint, Orange and Acitvated Charcoal. It is made of all natural ingredients and does not include any chemicals like peroxides, fluoride compounds or synthetic flavorings. All Georganics products are vegan and cruelty-free. You can find a glass jar of 120 tablets for $13 at Package Free Shop.
Unpaste tooth tablets
Unpaste Tooth Tablets are ideal for anyone looking to keep fluoride in their low-waste dental care routine. They do also offer a fluoride-free option. These tablets come in a backyard compostable bag with 125 tablets for $8.00 at Plastic Free Ocean. Unpaste products are vegan and cruelty-free.
WELdental Chewtabs come in four flavor choices: Peppermint, Cinnamon, Vanilla Mint, and Bubble Gum. You can order them in reusable/recyclable glass bottles or opt for the refills which come in cardboard boxes and commercially compostable bags. Chewtabs are made with all natural ingredients and do not contain flouride. A jar with 60 tablets costs $10.95 on their website.
Crush & Brush toothpaste tablets
Crush & Brush Tablets come in Mint and Mint Charcoal. They are made of all natural ingredients and are both vegan and cruelty-free. They are delivered in a glass jar of 80 Tablets for $14.99 on their website.
If you've ever brushed your teeth with baking soda, you know how tooth powder works. All you do is wet your toothbrush, stick it in the powder, and brush your teeth normally.
Georganics toothpaste powder
Georganics Toothpaste Powder comes in English Peppermint, Spearmint, Orange and Charcoal flavors. It is made of all natural ingredients and does not include any chemicals like peroxides, fluoride compounds or synthetic flavorings. All Georganics products are vegan and cruelty-free. You can find a 2.11 oz jar for $10.00 at Package Free Shop.
The Dirt tooth powder
The Dirt Tooth Powder comes in a reusable/recyclabe glass mason jar and offers three flavors: Super Mint, Sweet Spice, and Cinnamint. All products are made of natural ingredients and are both vegan and cruelty-free. You can find this product on their website at $30.00 for a six month supply.
If you're looking to stay in the traditional toothpaste game, consider these options. Some come in a jar, instead of a tube, so all you do is dip your brush or use a small spoon to apply the paste to your bristles.
Uncle Harry's toothpaste
Uncle Harry's Toothpaste is made of all natural ingredients and is both vegan and cruelty-free. It comes in a variety of flavors: Anise, Cinnamon, Mild Mint, Peppermint, and Spearmint. A 3oz glass jar is $6 on their website, or you can buy bulk and get and 1.5 lb glass jar for $34.00.
Nelson Naturals toothpaste
Nelson Naturals offers the most flavor options: Citrus Spice, Spearmint, Cinnamon, Forest Fresh, Charcoal Mint and Fennel. All products are vegan, cruelty-free, do not contain fluoride, SLS or glycerin. A 3.3oz glass jar will cost you $11.95 on their website.
David's natural toothpaste
If you only have eyes for toothpaste tubes, David's Natural Toothpaste is for you. David's is vegan, cruelty-free, and made of all natural ingredients. It comes in a recyclable aluminum tube with a recyclable plastic cap. At the end of life, you'll have to cut it open to clean before tossing it in with your metal recyclables. You can buy a 5.25 oz tube for $10 from Package Free Shop. David's is one of the few products that I've found in more mainstream shops like Target.